AL prof elected to National Academy of Sciences
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
The Birmingham News reports (http://bit.ly/J0w3oF ) biochemistry and molecular genetics professor Louise Chow is the only person from an Alabama institution listed in the academy's directory.
The National Academy of Sciences is sometimes called the science hall of fame and has only 2,582 members. Chow was one of 105 people picked this year for distinguished achievements in original research.
Chow is only the second UAB faculty member in history to be elected to the academy. Max Cooper was elected in 1988, but left UAB for Emory University in Atlanta in 2007.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews